Good Patriotic Read
Good Patriotic Read
In light of it being Veteran’s Day tomorrow, I thought sharing a couple of good patriotic reads would be appropriate. I thoroughly enjoyed the book that I am going to share with you.
The Good Patriotic Read book is “Medal of Honor,” profiles of America’s Military Heroes, from the Civil War to 2002. 140 years of American Courage so that we as American Citizens can have the freedoms we have. Men and women from all nationalities have fought and gave their life’s for all that we have as an American! Those that served in our military did it for everyone they fought along side men and women from every aspect of life, they were brothers during those times of battle, sacrificing for one another as well as for each of us.
Of course I have a personal love for a special Veteran, my husband Ray who served in Viet Nam from September 1970 to July 1971. I appreciate so much the sacrifice he made to serve in the military. My husband has shared many of his experiences of serving along side other servicemen and how important it was to be able to count on each other while in battle. My husband’s father served with General Patton during World War II in Europe and my father served in the army during World War II in Okinawa.
Any of us who have never served in the military during a war or conflict will never totally understand what each of these soldiers went through, so we need to make sure to Thank them whenever possible and Veterans Day is a great time to take advantage of the opportunity.
Medal of Honor is a book that portrays eleven recipients of the Medal of Honor, from each branch of the military, and examines what drove them to go so far above and beyond the call of duty. This book includes stories of Leopold Karpeles, a Union color-bearer during the horrifically Civil War Battle; Vernon Baker, who single-handedly destroyed three German machine-gun nest during World War II, and Thomas Kelley, who, during a battle in Viet Nam continued to protect a disable troop transport even after being wounded a head wound. It also includes an account of a woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.
This is a good patriotic read that I hope you enjoy reading, I know it will enlighten you on what it was like for these soldiers to serve and protect.
Congressional Medal of Honor Society: http://www.cmohs.org/